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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Forced Convection

Thermohydraulic Study of Laminar Swirl Flow Through a Circular Tube Fitted With Twisted Tapes

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S. K. Saha, A. Dutta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, B3J 2X4 Canada

J. Heat Transfer 123(3), 417-427 (Jan 03, 2001) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1370500 History: Received June 29, 2000; Revised January 03, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Figures

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(a) Layout of a circular tube containing a full-length twisted-tape; (b) layout of a circular tube containing regularly spaced twisted-tape elements; and (c) layout of a circular tube containing smoothly varying (gradually decreasing) pitch full-length twisted-tape.
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Heat transfer test section
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Confirmatory test for pressure drop measurements
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Confirmatory test for heat transfer measurements
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for short-length twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for regularly spaced twisted-tape elements
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape
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Variation of friction factor with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape
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Variation of Nusselt Number with Reynolds Number for smoothly varying pitch twisted-tape

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